Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie

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London County Hall, London
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
London County Hall, London
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A brand new, site-specific production of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution will be staged in a a unique court room setting inside County Hall, adjacent to the London Eye on London's South Bank. Developed with the support and involvement of the Christie family, the new production is directed by Lucy Bailey and will place the audience in the centre of the action within the court room. 

According to her autobiography, Witness for the Prosecution was one of Agatha Christie’s favourites of all her works, stating: ‘One night at the theatre stands out in my memory especially; the first night of Witness for the Prosecution. I can safely say that that was the only first night I have enjoyed… It was one of my plays that I like best myself.’

Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high. Will Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony? Will he be able to convince the jury of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose?

Previews from |
6th October 2017
Opening date |
23rd October 2017
Booking from |
13th November 2019
Available until |
13th September 2020
Run time |
2 hours 15 minutes
Parental guidance. Babes in arms are not permitted.
By:
Agatha Christie
Producer:
Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Rebecca Stafford Productions
Director:
Lucy Bailey
Lighting:
Chris Davey
Sound:
Mic Pool
Design:
William Dudley
Cast list:
Carolin Stolz, Lewis Cope, Simon Dutton, Giles Taylor, Michael Cochrane, Max Dinnen, Janet Fullerlove, Kara Grace-Paseda, Jessica Hole, Francesca Knight, Joe Shire, Paul Lancaster, Nicholas Osmond, Michael Weaver and Karl Wilson.

London County Hall Venue Information

Address:
London County Hall, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 7PB
Nearest tube:
Waterloo or Westminster

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Our Review of Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie

3/5

When Witness for the Prosecution premiered in 1953, it was one of Agatha Christie’s proudest moments. Originally a short story, she had been convinced to turn it into a play set in a courtroom - an element that only played a small part in her initial story. This new production of her play focuses on that courtroom element, transforming London County Hall into the historic Old Bailey. Read more

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New cast and extension announced for Witness for the Prosecution
Wednesday, 09 October, 2019, 09:29
A new cast has been announced for the West End production of Witness for the Prosecution, which has also announced a new extended booking period at London County Hall. Lucy Bailey’s production of Agatha Christie’s play has been running on the South Bank at London County Hall since 2017, placing the play in its setting of a traditional courtroom where the audience is placed upon benches around the action. The story focusses on the court case of Leonard Vole, who has...
Take a tour of London County Hall and the set of Witness for the Prosecution
Friday, 12 July, 2019
For two years now, Agatha Christie’s suspenseful murder mystery Witness for the Prosecution has captivated audiences in London. While Christie’s masterful story is full of trademark twists to keep them guessing, it also has the benefit of a magnificent setting. The action unfolds across the floor of the historic London County Hall, which served as the home of local government for over 60 years. Theatregoers are seated amongst the action, as the main hall is transformed...
Witness for the Prosecution
Witness for the Prosecution extends booking period at London County Hall
Tuesday, 26 February, 2019
It has been announced that the booking period for Witness for the Prosecution at London County Hall has been extended, with performances scheduled until March 2020. Witness for the Prosecution follows the case of Leonard Vole, as he is charged with the murder of Emily French. When Leonard’s wife takes to the stand to testify, the play follows Leonard as he tries to convince the jury of his innocence. The play marks the inaugural production to be staged inside...
Witness for the Prosecution
New casting announced for Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution
Friday, 23 February, 2018
A new cast has been announced for Lucy Bailey’s production of Witness for the Prosecution, which runs at London County Hall on the South Bank.  The play is about Leonard Vole, who stands trial for the murder of Emily French, a wealthy widow. However, the case is turned on its head with the appearance of an unexpected witness in the dock.  From 27th March, Vole will be played by Harry Reid, best-known for playing Ben Mitchell in EastEnders for almost four...
Catherine Steadman interview - 'Witness for the Prosecution will keep the audience guessing to the end'
Tuesday, 03 October, 2017
Previews begin on Friday for a new immersive production of Witness for the Prosecution, directed by Lucy Bailey, which will take place at London County Hall on the South Bank. The production will take place in the Council Chamber, which will be designed to resemble the Old Bailey. Catherine Steadman will play Romaine Vole in the play, and we asked her about the immersive piece, Agatha Christie’s influence on British storytelling, and visiting the Old Bailey for inspiration...
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